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Emma Persky
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"I understand we want more women in technology, but why?"

A great post by Sara Chipps answering that question.
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Shame on FIFA and their shameless robots, the hired referees who are engines of  massive discrimination against struggling African nations who spend the little they  have to participate in  a discriminatory  FIFA sponsored soccer. What a shame to see an organization like FIFA fail to live to its promises of welding the world together in unity with soccer. These discriminatory acts are constantly repeated every four years. AFRICAN NATIONS SHOULD BOYCOTT THE FIFA TOURNAMENT. It is very sad that most African countries are highly discriminated against and are viewed  as a people without voice. FIFA has never correct this mess, and for years FIFA's lousy behavior has drained the  meager resources of the countries who spend a lot, ignoring the consequent pains to be a part of a global tournament which is guided by biased personnel of FIFA. I strongly believe that African nations should withdraw from this game.  FIFA is like corrupt union leaders who bury their shame in a grave without caring about promise. How can these nations be deceive every four years? How long until this will be corrected. Today in the game between GREECE and COTE D'IVOIRE, the latest example of this discrimination against an African nation in a global tournament, is evident. The referee meant to eliminate African nation, Cote D'Ivoire and frankly it's very sad that a FIFA referee would inflict such pain to people because he knows the boss will not complain or punish him for the act. The referee issued unwarranted  yellow cards to almost every player on the Cote D'Ivoire team. Meaning to eliminate an African team, he awarded an unwarranted PENALTY to their opponent Greece. Everybody should review the penalty and  cause of it. The player never had any contact with any Cote D' Ivoire player that would warrant the penalty. The Greek player was running and missing his steps, he fell. The African nation was blamed for this and a penalty ensued as he fell in the opponents eighteen.  How long will this continue, as nations are robbed by FIFA. SHAME ON FIFA.THE WORLD SHOULD STAND UP AGAINST SUCH EVIL OR DISBAND FIFA FOR IT HAS OUT LIVED HIS GOOD. The world is no longer ready for this type of evil act. It must stop.  Speak out now. This disturbing
-- Kenneth    
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So I messed up.

Around this time last year I took stock of my body image (http://slenderdreams.tumblr.com/post/4518881979/body-image), my weight, my size, and realized I was headed on a pretty unhealthy trajectory, and started making some changes. The effects were not instantaneous, they never are, but over time they were drastic.

Following something approximating Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Body / Slow Carb Diet, <strong>I lost almost 40 lbs</strong> (18 Kgs, 2.8 Stone) over 4 or 5 months, a significant percentage of my original weight. I also lost numerous inches from various places around my body, and was wearing clothes 4 sizes smaller than I was used to. I was smaller, leaner, tighter and much, much happier. Everyone noticed, and I received the most amazing compliments, that certainly helped with the happier. That and I had access to an entire new wardrobe. Clothes I had not worn for years suddenly fit again. I was hot, and I loved it.

I was not afraid of the beach, or swimming, or in general wearing revealing clothes (win for the summer), I was healthy and could go running or hiking, skiing, climbing.

And then it all went wrong. I started putting on weight. I was in a stressful job, working for a start up I no longer believed in, that as far as I was concerned was failing in front of my eyes. The work environment was stressful, there was no consistency, and people were leaving the company on an almost weekly basis. It was demoralizing, and I did what I have always done, what I wish I knew how to control, I turned to food.

I ate my way almost all the way back through that 40 lbs in about the same time as it took me to loose it.

So once again I embark on a mission to loose that weight and this time to keep it off. I know more about how my body works that I did last year, though perhaps that is to my detriment. I certainly know what the pitfalls are, and how easy it is for me to loose track.

Fortunately I’m in a much better position work wise this year (I’m not too concerned that Google is going to go away, and the environment here is fantastic), and have access to plenty of healthy food here. I’m setting my total goals to be similar to last year. It’s 15 weeks to the beginning of August, and I know I can loose (on average) 1kg (2.2 lbs) per week, so my goal is to loose 33 lbs in that time frame, which should just about put me where I was.

I’ve contemplated opening my Withings account up to the public. Or at least writing some tool that auto tweets how much weight I’ve lost over some time period (weekly?). If I do that, I want you, my friends, to call me out when I mess up (that is, gain or remain static in weight). Would you do that for me?
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I'd offer reverse liposuction if I could - I need to gain weight, I'm 140lbs and I can't build muscle cause I have a ridiculously high metabolism.

Seriously though, yes. You definitely need to be happy in yourself and your self-image - whatever size that is. I've started doing cardio workouts with a view to quit smoking, and I'm slowly but surely building up muscle lbs - I'm up to 144lbs already with a few days' worth of running, rowing, and 12lb weight reps. I don't want to be built like a rugby (slash-American football) player, but I want to be able to go to the beach in summer and not feel ashamed of my own body.
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Best crepes in the city!
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Omg i love this view
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cooooooooool pic
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Omg! I'm a Googler!
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Congrats!
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For those on Google+ who I forgot to share with - this is my report on how the female-male ratio at SXSW has changed over the last few years.
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what is SXSW?
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hmmm. i log back in to g+ for the first time in a week or so and all of the photos in my stream are of food. google, are you trying to tell me something?
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you mean you dislike food? surely not ...
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very nice
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Jason Calacanis originally shared:
 
Helicopter IMAGE: Occupy Wall Street has hit the tipping point.

important points:

1. the main stream media FINALLY starts covering this
2. there are actually a lot of people
3. the media paid to send a helicopter down there
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Circle spammer detection is hard: when I look at their profiles and "people in common" I see people who we have both added to circles. That's not what I want - if they are spammers this data is meaningless. I need to know if anyone in my circles has added them to their circles.
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What also sucks is that they can look less spammy in their profile. If they're following 5,000 people in their ISPAMU circle, they can prevent those people from being counted in the "people in this user's circles" list.

"Oh, you only follow 100 people? Probably legit!" NOT!
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Hashable
    Software Engineer, 2011
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    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Gumtree
    Software Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Trampoline Systems
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Apple Inc.
    Specialist, 2007 - 2008
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    Computing, 2005 - 2008
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